I’m a writer of novels, short stories, essays, and poems. You can read more about me on my Press page. The Novels, Stories, Essays, and Poems pages list my publications, including some that are available to read online. The Purchase page tells you where you can buy my work. The Free page links to writing of mine that is available online for free. This page is about what’s happening now. Look below to see what I have coming out, where I will be appearing this year, and where you can find more information about me. This page also tells you how to contact me.

My Blog is updated regularly, so if you would like to know what I’m working on or thinking about, you can always check there. I hope you enjoy browsing!


My first novel, The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter (The Extraordinary Adventures of the Athena Club #1), came out from Saga Press last summer.  Here is the fabulous cover:


The second book in the series, European Travel for the Monstrous Gentlewoman (The Extraordinary Adventures of the Athena  Club #2), will be coming out this summer, on July 10th. The cover is equally fabulous:

The third book in the series will be coming out in the summer of 2019. These novels are based on a novella of mine originally published on Strange Horizons, which you can read online: “The Mad Scientist’s Daughter.”

Here are some short stories, essays, and poems of mine that came out recently:

Snow, Blood, Fur,” on Daily Science Fiction, is a “Little Red Riding Hood” retelling that I wrote while teaching a writing workshop. I asked all my students to write a piece of short fiction, and I wrote one as well — this story grew out of that exercise.

Come See the Living Dryad,” on Tor.com, is about an unusual woman with a very unusual disease, and the great-great granddaughter who tries to find out what actually happened to her.

Red as Blood and White as Bone,” also on Tor.com, is about a girl who believes in fairy tales until one comes knocking on her door.

Tor.com Cover for Red as Blood

An essay of mind, “Professor Tolkien and the Fairies,” was published in the Tolkien-themed spring issue of Faerie Magazine.

I had a poem published recently in Uncanny Magazine: “Persephone in Hades.”


I have a poetry blog! If you like my poetry, go to Theodora Goss: Poems and subscribe to receive poems by email as I post them.  Or just go read the blog . . .

You can also visit my website Poems of the Fantastic and Macabre, where I collect poems I particularly like that are, well, fantastic and macabre . . .

Or follow along as I post about The Fairytale Heroine’s Journey.

Fabulous artist and illustrator David Wyatt painted a picture called The Word Witch that is based on me. You can buy a print on Etsy, or various Word Witch items on Redbubble.

Word Witch


In 2018, I’ll be attending the following conferences and conventions:

Boskone, February 16-18, Boston, Massachusetts.
The Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference, March 7-11, Tampa, Florida.
The International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts, March 15-18, Orlando, Florida.
The SFWA Nebula Conference, May 17-20, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.
The Boston Book Festival, October 13, Boston, Massachusetts.
The World Fantasy Convention, November 1-4, Baltimore, Maryland.


I’m represented by Barry Goldblatt Literary.

If you would like to contact me directly, you can email me at tgoss@bu.edu. If you would like to send me something, you can send it to the following address:

Dr. Theodora Goss
Boston University CAS Writing Program
100 Bay State Road, 3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02215

Or, of course, you can send me a message on Facebook or Twitter. Click on the Facebook link to see my page, and click on the Twitter link to see my tweets. Feel free to friend me or follow me!


All of the writing and images on this site that were produced by me are my intellectual property. You may repost them as long as you do not change them, you attribute them to me, and you link back to this site in your post.